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Lithium-Ion Battery Testing for Electric Vehicles (EV)

Accredited electric vehicle testing laboratory

Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Testing

As the global demand for innovation in electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow the need for qualified testing of lithium-ion batteries to power electric vehicles also continues to grow. The large electric motors in electric vehicles are powered through rechargeable battery systems and lithium-ion batteries have become the dominant choice.

Ensuring the safety of lithium-ion batteries requires thorough and accurate testing. Electrical, mechanical and environmental testing is conducted to mirror temperature, humidity, vibration and other real-world conditions.

EV Battery Testing Capabilities

TÜV SÜD’s electric vehicle lithium-ion battery testing and certification services ensure your batteries, cells, chargers and electrical components for use in automotive applications meet global safety requirements for all major manufacturer and industry certifications quickly, safely and confidently:

  • Full environmental capabilities
  • Altitude simulation
  • Shock and vibration
  • Vibration with environmental (including humidity)
  • Battery Abuse testing
  • Life Cycle Testing
  • Calendar Life Testing
  • Immersion Testing
  • Fuel Fire Testing
  • Characterization and Performance Testing
  • R&D Testing
  • Test Plan Development
  • Electrical Component Testing

TÜV SÜD is accredited to test and certify to most industry and OEM standards:

  • SAE J2464, SAE J2929
  • IEC 62619, IEC 62620, IEC 60068
  • UL 1642, UL 2054, UL 2271, UL 2580, UL 583, UL2202, UL9540, UL1973
  • GBT 31467.3 GBT 31485
  • ECE R100
  • USABC Electric Vehicle Battery Test Procedures
  • USABC Energy Storage Abuse Test Manual
  • USABC FreedomCAR_42V Battery Test Manual
  • USABC 48V Mild HEV
  • USABC Plug in Hybrid Test manual
  • INL-EXT-15-34184 Electric Vehicle Manual
  • GMW3172
  • CEPT 00.00-E-412
  • CS-00056
  • VW_80000


TÜV SÜD’s automotive EMC labs are accredited to ISO 17025 and can help ensure your automotive electrical/electronic systems and sub-assemblies comply with global OEM and industry EMC standards.

TÜV SÜD's automotive environmental labs are accredited to A2L.

TÜV SÜD is an accredited National Certification Body (NCB) and CB Test Lab (CBTL) and can provide a CB Test Report and CB Test Certificate.

TÜV SÜD Canada’s Abuse Testing Facility in Newmarket about 40km north of Toronto.

Automotive Testing

TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive testing and certification services ensure you comply with all major industry standards. Our global network of testing labs and industry experts use the latest industry methods to support all necessary OEM Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) requirements for materials, durability, shock & vibration, electrical, and EMC performance testing. TÜV SÜD is your single source for testing and certification services that will accelerate your time to global markets.

In addition to meeting OEM requirements for automotive component testing and compliance automotive testing ensures maximum safety for customers and protects brand reputation protection. Product testing can provide early detection of faults, enabling manufacturers to improve products and secure their reputation as a provider of quality components.


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